Herucus Johannes Blomerus was born in 1958 in Upington, Northern Cape, and grew up in Pretoria.
From an early age he has been interested in knives, and as a young boy his pocket money used to go towards buying knives, to the extent that his collection grew to over three hundred knives.
In 1998 he made his first knife, and it was not long before this interest in hand crafted knives, and the building of his own machinery, was taking up all of his free time. During this time he developed his own designs of biltong, hunting and liner lock folding knives. Herucus decided to learn from the master knife maker himself, Andre Thorburn, and enrolled for a course in liner lock folding knives.
Since then the two families became very close friends and enjoy sitting around a fire in the Bushveld talking about knives.